Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
+The scenes are very well shot with multplie camera angles and good lighting
+They appear to have all exclusive content(at least video wise).
+Over 530 videos and 550 photosets that can be downloaded.
+Videos can be downloaded in MP4 they offer a wide variety of video resolutions from 640x480 all the way to HD 1920x1080.
+Photosets can be downloaded as a single zip file and they offer you 3 possible resolution(4000x2667 is the highest one)
+All content is dated and they appear to update with one new video or photosets once every day.
+Nearly 200 different models to choose from.
+Lots of kissing.
-Content may be a litle too glamorous for some.
-The videos are on the glamorous side of things but this is still gonzo porn with no premise, no dialogue and basically just sex.
-The lighting on a few of the videos leaves a lot to be desired.
-Their models are all teenagers and women in their early 20's so anyone looking for more mature performers will have to look elsewhere.
-Not all the models have accompanying videos and/or photosets.
-If anal is your thing then be advised that they only have 17 videos and they probably try not to shoot these type of scenes.
*I've been aware of this site for a couple of years but I kept putting off joining because I was afraid that I wouldn't enjoy their content. I can't say that I was wrong because I find that their content is mostly hit or miss for me.
*One of the reasons why I had reservation is that I had expectations that the content would appeal a lot more to me and they were unable to do that. Not their fault since I may not be the person this is meant for.
*Now the second reason is that these videos are for the most part gonzo porn with not many things to distinguish them from other gonzo videos. I know some will disagree but let me demonstrate what I mean.
1-There's no dialogue in these videos.
2-It's common for the performers to be naked or semi-naked at the very beginning of the scenes.
3-The girls give a BJ to a guy who already has a hard-on.
4-The videos show a variety of sexual positions but I couldn't help but feel that they are there so that the camera operator can show a different shots then a proper evolution of a real sex scene.
5-The last thing but the most important one to me is that it's common to see facials and a cum shot to the mouth.
*Sorry but facials should never be included in glamorous porn because there's nothing glamorous about shooting cum all over the face of the woman you had sex with since there's no way you are going to kiss that mouth and obviously neither do the guys in these videos.
**Now the two important things that distinguish these scenes from other gonzo type videos is that the performers actually kiss multiple times in the scene and the guys orally service the women. It is actually common for them to do that prior to the women returning the favor on the guys. Just these two things elevate these gonzo style videos to a level that most gonzo studio never go and may make joining well worth it.
**Now I am giving this site a pretty high score which might look strange after I said so many negative things but there is no denying that the people responsible for this site strive to offer a very good product and even if I am not that satisfied myself. I do recognize that this may be more because of my personal taste then their efforts.
Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
1)Really hot girls
2)HD videos + pics with nice posing & directing
3)Video bitrates are among the best that I've experienced
4) Easy downloads
5) Regular updates
1) Could use more variations in girls' bodytypes
2) Slight decrease in recent video quality/bitrate (avg. now 7-8000K, before 8-9000K)
This is probably my favorite go-to site for what I'd like to refer to as "artistic porn". With really attractive, young-looking ladies with soft, petite bodies, X-Art provides a nice balance between hardcore action & art. There is a nice mixture of hardcore & softcore sets that can satiate whatever you're in the mood for. Video quality has taken a slight dip in recent months (they seem to have downgraded the bitrate slightly or have switched to another post-processing method), but they're still top-notch compared to others in the industry. I highly recommend this site if you're into the genre.
Following my recent review, my subscription ends in a few days and this is my last time home, so I've just downloaded the last material I will get from here....
We kept a film with my favourite model Susie (Dido elsewhere) to watch at the end... what a shocker. It was a washed-out, blocky, pixelated mess - I can't believe anything this technically poor was put on a professional site, effectively unwatchable. As I said in my review, clearly no-one is bothering to check on the quality of the material any more.
I also quickly looked at another film - it was a DP scene with James Deen, so it had a pretty high uggh factor to start with but it did have a sort of creepy fascination. The girl was a scraggy little thing with buck teeth, an average little porn girl and a long way short of the standard x-art used to have. It was just shot from the middle distance with no style, and the end was careless - a guy came on her face, a quick clunk edit to a shot of her with obvious fake cum for 2 seconds and clunk, the film stopped. No time or care taken at all.
These two films sum up why I am out of this site... It really isn't glamcore any more.
Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
- All attractive models, mostly well known, although many are now mainstream porn performers without quite the same class.
- Usually avoid models with bad piercings and tattoos, when they do use tattooed models they do a pretty good job of hiding them.
- As far as I can tell, there are no models with breast enhancements.
- Good archive of some of the most beautiful photography I've ever seen.
- Site doesn't seem to time out. When I first joined I stayed logged in for several days while downloading the old material.
- Easy navigation and basic search facilities. All updates are clearly dated.
- Big clear thumbnails on updates & model pages.
- Very active member community, with lots of comments.
- Multiple sizes and resolutions of photos & videos, up to 1080p, although I only ever download the highest.
- Streaming available.
- No logos on films, very small logos on photos.
- All content seems to be exclusive.
- Plenty of material, around 400 films and rather more photo sets.
- Very slow and unreliable downloads.
- Little variety of models - almost all white, slim, 18 - 25.
- Model bios are a joke, even more so than most sites.
- There has recently been a huge increase in the volume of material, and a great drop in quality control.
- Some photo sets still very good, but an increasing number of out of focus & poorly lit sets.
- The voting is blatantly fiddled, with all updates being posted with large numbers of 10/10 votes
- Comments are pre-moderated, and while they allow through some mild criticism there is much more leeway given to those who follow the party line.
- Over the last year the material has become much more sexually extreme.
Don't get me wrong, X-Art was good, but there are now serious issues.
It is odd to find a major site as slow and unreliable as this. I never get much more than 200 KBytes/sec (every other site I am on maxes out my internet connection at 2 MBytes/sec), and it often takes several attempts to download. I travel a lot and am home briefly, and often don't manage to download the backlog. There are several films I never have got downloaded - this is using 3 different pcs, 3 different browsers, and several internet connections - I've even tried in hotels (which I don't like doing) with no improvement.
The technical and artistic quality of the films has dropped a lot recently. It has gotten so bad that there are a lot of complaints on the site, but in reality it has been dropping for several months. This isn't just about the bunch of films released that are supposedly HQ but are very pixelated and really very low quality, in general the quality has dropped. Obviously no-one looked at the films before uploading them. There have been several films released with terrible lighting problems, including one that was completely unwatchable due to purple lens flares across the entire image. The film editing has become very basic, and many films don't even end smoothly with a fade to a "the end" screen, the film just stops suddenly 1 second after the action finishes. Clearly much less time is being spent in post-production and no checking is being done at all.
It seems strange that site blog keeps boasting of how quickly they are producing material. They say that large numbers of films & photo shoots are being done in a day, clearly with little preparation. Almost all the updates are produced in one house in Malibu, or one studio in Prague. The same sets are being used over and over, and the updates are clearly being filmed in a few minutes with minimal attention to detail. There is no longer any scene setting, they just put people in front of the camera and make them get on with it. Many films just have one camera from the side doing a longshot, and one from in front doing a close up, and all they do is cut between the two.
The voting is a joke. Many sites pump up the votes a bit, but this site is ridiculous. Updates appear around midnight, and have between 30 and 100 10/10 votes. They give more 10/10 votes to the more extreme material which is what they prefer. It means that the site, rather than the membership, is choosing what is more popular. It also makes the older material, when they didn't do this, seem poorly rated. Members can make up a new name whenever they comment, and I get the feeling that some people are having conversations with themselves, or putting up multiple positive comments for the material they like. There are a suspiciously large number of comments with female names which never appear again, especially on the nastier material. The moderation of the comments is uneven, and it is noticeable, for example, that comments insulting members who don't like anal are allowed through while responses aren't. The pre-moderation and blocking of anything that mentions other sites in a positive light is comical, as Colette recently went onto SexArt to take advantage of their lack of pre-moderation to advertise and try to poach members - when she got a negative response she became very aggressive and made wild allegations. Eventually SexArt, who are very tolerant in their comments, had to remove most of the thread.
The material has become much more sexually extreme, and a significant portion of the recent updates are clearly aimed at the mysoginistic male mainstream porn market. There is a lot of anal now, several DPs and rough looking facials, and the blog shows that this is clearly the direction the site wish to go. A lot of the current material just looks harsh and aggressive and like mainstream porn. Material like this used to attract negative comments, it doesn't any more apart from a couple of sad sounding members. Either the comments are blocked or the old members from the artistic days of a few years ago have left.
X-Art was the benchmark glamcore site. Over the last year or so it has left this behind, and is now marginally upmarket mainstream porn. I say marginally because good mainstream sites wouldn't put up the technically poor films that have been posted recently. If you are coming from regular porn, looking for something that seems a little classy, you may well like it. If you're coming from erotica, and fancy something a little more explicit, or have seen some magazine articles or adverts and are considering porn/glamcore for the first time, SexArt or Joymii would be much more likely to suit. I find little artistic or erotic on here now, and my wife will only watch films if I have checked them out first. My annual membership is coming to an end (it's my second time on the site), and I won't be renewing.
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
High Quality - From the sets, the sex, and the video from a technical standpoint (1080p clear video).
Original Content - Great stuff only found here.
Great models - They obviously have good taste.
Couple Friendly - Scenes my wife and I can enjoy together.
Interesting scenes - They can keep me interested with a variety of new ideas.
Watching from an iPad, the site times out after 15 minutes (some vids are 20mins) - so you have to go back, and re-queue and find your spot. Seems like a technical oversight they could fix.
Organization isn't good - seems like manual updates and not a very "searchable" database of content (ie; no keywords)
Updates are either a photo set or a video - and it's mixed up - you may see the video for a scene, then the pics a month later, or not at all.
This may seem petty but while Colette is fun and means well, she gets a bit cheesy and has tons of spelling errors in posts - takes away from the shine a bit.
Well worth the subscription. While they could get a better "database" driving the site, and focus on a bit on the polish of the site - the content is unmistakably fresh, sexy and among the best quality out there.
I for one wish X-Art would hurry up and launch their harder-hardcore version -- it that is indeed still in the pipeline.
I keep looking for videos that explore more vigorous anal and facials but with X-Art models, style, production values and beauty.
One idea I've become increasingly drawn to is seeing "glamour bukkake" or high-end, high-quality art videos devoted to women consuming semen slowly from their faces. It doesn't have to be a gross-out 20 men who provide the semen, but it might be from 2 or 3 guys.
The point is there really aren't any HQ artistic videos exploring the semen fetish today out there. Glamorous facials that take some camera time (like 5-15 minutes) and show lots of semen worshiping and slow semen eating -- this sort of fetish I would love to see from X-Art.
All with lots of eye contact.
Many men get off only after the male actor has ejaculated. For that very reason, X-Art and other glamour sites ought to spend more time on the post-cum head and various fetishistic ways of eating cum. Perhaps from champagne glasses or pacifiers, perhaps just right off another female model's face, perhaps off a glass table top.
But something harder-edged and more fetishistic is in order. Not gross and mindless, like "1000 Facials" or some German/Japanese bukkake high-volume site, but something artistic and expressive of the love a woman can show for a man's sperm.
Current Member for over 2 months (at the time of review).
-some of the best and most intimate cinematography I've ever seen
-the most genuine-seeming passion I've seen in professional porn to date
-content is in general very classy and not degrading
-video quality is excellent and plays back smoothly on various devices
-download managers work, no bandwidth limitations
-daily updates (either photoset or video)
-videos are just about the right length without a lot of mechanical filler
-no real search function
-behind the scenes section is not a useful bonus
This is the second time I've had a subscription to x-art. The first time I tried it for a month, and, after trying a few other sites, returned to get a year's subscription as I was hard-pressed to find any other site that measured up to what it had to offer.
It should be noted that I much prefer the "heartcore" genre of porn, as I find that style much more appealing than some of the more traditional hardcore approaches. x-art both epitomizes this style and does it perhaps the most successfully. About the roughest you will see on this site are occasional scenes where the sex is quicker and more vigorous than normal, but I can't think of a scene that was degrading (that in and of itself is a plus, at least for me).
The site's navigation is very straightforward: a chronological list of updates (also sorted by name and popularity), with the option to filter b/g, g/g, solo, and group. While it's a clean interface that doesn't get in the way and is great for checking a few times a week, it would be nice to have a search feature (for example, when I want to grab a different size of a video I have on hand, the fastest way is usually to look up the model, find the model page, and then find the video link from there - manageable, but could be better).
The videos are available in multiple formats and sizes (1080 and 720 HD, SD, and mobile), and all play back smoothly on most devices (I was even able to get them to play respectably on the tiny video screen of a classic iPod). The file sizes are smaller than those from comparable sites, although to me they seem to offer a clearer picture and smoother playback than most. The photosets are generally good too, come in multiple resolutions, and seem to be hand-picked without much in the way of repeated shots (which can also mean that you may not like the particular angles or frames they chose to include, but I like that I'm not having to sort through dozens of samey pictures for each set). There are several hundred photosets and videos available, all of consistent quality (although the earliest part of the archives are mostly artful, solo photosets, and videos show up later on, but there is plenty of video content at this point).
What I like most about the site, though, is the quality of the content. I have seen a fair number of sites in this genre, at least in terms of trial videos, and this one seems to get it the most right. The very basic requirement of this type of site, "not so gross I can't show it to my girlfriend," is met by most of them, but this site goes a cut above in providing videos that, through their cinematography and directing, present an actual chemistry and passion that is sadly lacking on many other sites.
Cinematography-wise, the shots work well to highlight things, never linger too long, and provide a good mix of close-ups, mids, and overview shots. The lighting is superb, the location shots generally beautiful, and the editing is clean (although the title fadeouts are a little irksome). The camera work is also good regardless of the subject, and on some of the solo intros, frame the female body in an incredibly beautiful way.
Speaking of the models, it's rare to see one that looks "porn-y", and to my eye at least are all quite stunningly beautiful. It's true that they stay on the "slimly european" side of things (I think I saw maybe one asian and one black model on the site), but they do not disappoint. The male actors are generally quite good too, and with the exception of one I don't like as much, tend to avoid the skeezy look and perform quite well.
What sets them apart even more, though, is that they actually attempt to achieve, or at least reasonably simulate, passionate encounters. The chemistry between the performers is generally excellent, and the passion in the sex feels believable. There's much less of the fake moaning than the norm, to the point where I can listen to the audio without it detracting from the experience, and there are orgasms presented on camera that for a professional site seemed amazingly believable.
Overall, aside from a few quibbles about the site design, this site does everything "heartcore" pretty much right. It is with this site alone, so far, that I come away from watching the videos and feel not just sexually satisfied, but actually happy to see sex presented with a seeming kindness and emotional authenticity that is too often absent elsewhere in porn. Perhaps, despite the title, it's not exactly art per se, but it's the best I've seen so far at managing to be both hardcore and truly erotic.
I joined this Website lst week with a 1 year subscription. Since then i'm struggeling with a lot of technical issues. Contacting Support but there is no solution:
- session timeout after 15 minutes, re-login forced
- Password is showing in clear text, not masked
- missing Login-button on Login-site
- missing file details on WMV-Files (runtime, codec, etc.)
- filesize of the Videos up to 1,4 GByte for 20 minutes (HD)
- downloading via IE10 native download Option results in Long time waiting (up to 60 minutes), downloadspeed starts with 2MByte/s and Drops down to 300kByte/s. some downloadmanager dosn't work (FDM)
The have nice Videos and pitureset's, but the usability of the Website is really nerving and not user-friendly.
Current Member for over 6 months (at the time of review).
-One of my favorite glamcore sites.
-The selection of models is outstanding. Most of the models are either attractive or gorgeous.
The photography and videos focus on making the models as attractive as possible, and it really shows.
-Easy login. Username and password can be saved. No captcha required.
-Good site design. Can search site by updates, models, or videos.
-Large thumbnails clearly show what the models look like, what models are in each video or photoset.
-Long time before site timeout.
-Content has date posted to site.
-No download limits.
-Fast download speeds. I get over 2.1 MB/sec, which is close to my max download speed.
-Download manager works. I use DownThemAll.
-Videos and photo sets are professionally shot. Excellent lighting, good colors, good sound control (no random extraneous noises), most of the photos and videos are well-focused.
-Good update rate. Last couple of weeks, they have been adding one video or photoset per day.
-The cons are basically minor. This is one of the best glamcore sites available. I'm basing that on the quality of the models (attractive to absolutely gorgeous), the high quality of the videos and photosets, how easy the site is to use).
-No search function if want to search by type of sex action, hair color of model, breast size, or other factors.
-If you don't like glamcore (some PU members call this heartcore), you won't like this site. There is no gonzo sex, no rough treatment of women.
-Many of the videos have brief moments where the video is slighty blurry. This is an "artistic effect", which I find stupid and annoying. I want my videos crystal clear, not crystal clear, with occasional blurry shots mixed in.
-Glamcore usually has soft "mood music" in the background. I prefer a video without any "mood music" or any background music.
-Models are white, late teens to early 20s. Some PU members might want a wider variety of models, different races, more of an age spread.
This is one of the best glamcore sites on the Internet. The models range from merely attractive to drop-dead gorgeous. The videos and photosets are high quality, professionally shot, to emphasize the beauty of the models. The sex is slow, sensuous, romantic.
There is a mix of solo, boy-girl, girl-girl. There are a few with 2 boys-1 girl, 1 boy-2 girls, 2 boys-2 girls.
I believe the site contents are exclusive. Although many of the models can be found at other sites, the videos and photosets at the site are exclusive.
There is a nice amount of content. The site has been around a number of years (2009 or earlier?). It used to be called "Beauty is Divine". When it first started, it was strictly a softcore teen glamor site. I don't believe it had any videos, only photosets. Each photoset had a small number of photos, and the models were uniformly lovely. The photography was high quality. Then the site name was changed to X-Art, and they started adding videos, and changing the approach from softcore to erotic glamor, which slowly evolved to glamcore, where the photosets and videos show actual sex.
Photosets can be viewed online, or downloaded.
Photosets from the last few years have about 100+ photos per set.
The earliest photosets had 25 or fewer photos per set.
Download options include a zip file in three definitions:
Videos can be streamed online or downloaded.
Download options have choice of many definitions:
The download choices for one recent video include:
MP4 (all devices and mobile)
1920x1080 HD (1431 MB)
1280x720 HD (784 MB)
960x540 SD (549 MB)
640x360 SD (152 MB)
1920x1080 HD (1431 MB)
1280x720 HD (784 MB)
960x540 SD (549 MB)
640x360 SD (152 MB)
1920x1080 HD (1478 MB)
1280x720 HD (867 MB)
960x540 SD (589 MB)
640x360 SD (158 MB)
If you like tender young teens, in gorgeously photographed photos and videos, then this site is worth visiting.
As I said, this is one of my favorite glamcore teen sites.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
excellent picture and vid quality, easy search of models.
Video presentation can be downright awful with every single video opening with constant fadeouts to a blank screen and back again. One video of a new update in february is 12 mins long the first 3.5 mins are unwatchable because of this constant fading out. Weather its supposed to be arty or something I just find it extremely annoying and distracting when I want to be concentrating on the action of the girl, not wondering if the video is going to fadeout yet again. This is a MAJOR issue for me.
Excellent all round but but the terrible presentation in the opening minutes of videos really must be sorted out.
I've had subscriptions at X-Art twice. The women are almost all gorgeous (d'oh), although a number of my favorites from 2011 are no longer appearing. Of late the videos have gotten (to me) repetitive and tedious. Far less g/g than previously and a lot more b/g, where they have fallen into their own pattern for every scene. I do prefer their gentle approach to sex over most h/c (no spitting, choking, atm, 40-min bangs) but now it's pretty boring.
X-Art has a new feature I just noticed. Live cams. I don't think it's a service that X-Art itself created. It's more like a link to a live cam feed that X-Art links to. So X-Art members can watch live cams, for free for the public chats, or by paying a fee to enter the private chats. Just like a lot of the adult sites seem to be doing.
I remember the old days when Met-Art had their live cam shows. But that was different, in that Met-Art itself created the live cam shows, and allowed members to watch the shows the girls put on for free (public chats), or by paying a fee to watch the private chats. The Met-Art cams were special, because the girls were regulars, and the shows they put on, which were mainly not that explicit, were really audience friendly, and the girls often developed a rapport with the audience members. It was more like a club than the live cams that are offered today.
Many of the live cams today, although supposedly free, are basically designed to cost the members money. The old Met-Art live cams were less designed to cost the members money. You could enjoy the girls shows for many hours each day for free.
Unfortunately, Met-Art dropped that service many years ago. They did offer a link to a live cam service afterwards, but that service was more like the ones that are currently being offered, which are designed to make money off the members, instead of being truly free.
Was a member approx. 3 months prior to this review.
+ Strikingly beautiful models. (Tend to be young/natural looking)
+ Sex scenes are well produced/shot.
+ 3 content updates a week. (Mix of video/galleries)
+ Good monthly rate. $19.95 without a TBP discount.
+ Content appears to be exclusive.
+ A large portion of the video content is hardcore, boy/girl.
+ Good mix of Euro and American girls.
- videos start with music and credits rolling before the action starts.
- Struggled with using the download manager on this site.
- While the models are beautiful, they tend to have favorite girls that show up frequently in the updates. A little more variety would be nice.
I enjoy the young, natural models and have become bored with the handful of European sites using the same models, doing the same old sex scenes. X-Art is a refreshing change.
X-Art delivers on their tag line "Beautiful erotica". Many sites choose beautiful models, as X-Art has done. They take it a step further using creativity in setting up sensual sex scenes and know how to use the camera to accentuate the models and the sex.
If you prefer rougher sex (slapping, spitting, anal, etc.) you may be a little bored with this site. Aside from that, the sex is definitely not softcore. Most of the boy/girl sex scenes have some combination of blowjobs, handjobs and intercourse from every angle. I'd say about two out of every three videos is boy/girl. The rest are a combination of lesbian and solo.
The Web site is intuitive and easy to navigate. Videos can be sorted by update or most popular. The models can be sorted by popularity, newest model or model age. There doesn't seem to be a way to sort/filter picture galleries accept seeing them as they come in on the update tab or by finding a model and accessing the gallery through her page.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Many very attractive models
- Sensual hardcore scenes and solo
- Mix of European and US models
- Great photography and videography
- Good update schedule - 3 per week
- Login doesn't time out
- Material improving in terms of quality and creativity
- $=£ regional pricing
- Short on ethnic diversity
- Likewise for ages - most models are very young
- A few anal scenes, not really my thing
- Likewise for group
- Basic browsing/searching facilities
- Could do with a just little more tease
- Arguably a bit formulaic
- Not all videos and photosets correspond
I've never really been much into hardcore; but following an enjoyable join at Joymii, this new-fangled artcore genre is growing on me (something is growing, anyway) - although a bit idealised, I like the portrayal of sharing sex between couples - and taken with a pinch of salt, I find it very arousing.
So I figured I'd take advantage of a good offer I received and try it out.... speaking of which, I'll get the main negative out of the way. This seems to have joined the ranks of sites who think that $1=£1; so the price for those of us in the UK is about 60% higher. I'm skirting over this since the offer I received seemed to work in $, but UK/Euro users may want to try joining via eg Tunnelbear.
The basic stats of the site:
* Approx 150 models
* Approx 300 photo sets, dating back to 2008, approx 60 shots in each, in zips, up to 4K
* Approx 200 videos, from 2009, approx 10-15 mins, in combinations of WMV/MPEG/MOV, up to 1080
The look of the site is clean and modern, but the navigation is fairly basic; there is a model index; then just a list of updates, either all in one page, just all videos, or browsing all updates by theme: GB/GG/Group/Solo. They have enough material here to invest in a bit more ease of use; but it's nothing to complain too much about. Clicking into each gallery allows you to rate and comment on the gallery, which is a nice touch - although there are plenty of daft ones there.
The sites's tagline - and the theme - is Beautiful erotica, which I guess sums it up; hardcore sex, but more tender, realistic and creatively/artfully shot than regular porn sites. Actually, looking at the earlier material, they seem to have started out largely with solo photoshoots - I found them a bit clinical and dull, but they have got into their stride - it's good to see a site where the material is getting better as opposed to going downhill like so many.
It's very, very similar to Joymii - I think Joymii started afterwards so I suspect it borrowed heavily from X-Art - imitation and flattery, etc. It is therefore very easy to compare the two; so I'll expand on a few differences/similarities:
* Models: both sites have a mix of US and European models; many popular girls appear there, and there is large overlap between the two. But X-Art focuses more on the 18-21 range; I prefer a slightly broader range, but either way they are all stunning.
* The photography and videography in both are without fault. However, I find a little more creativeness in Joymii's camera angles, colour and sets; X-Art's sets are a bit over-idealised, tropical cabanas and the like. OTOH, some recent videos at X-Art have a bit more of a story - although there's no dialog, they have lent it a very cinematic feel, which is interesting and adds to the atmosphere. In particularly a couple of voyeuristic scenes which - with the subjects implied consent/collusion, is very exciting - more of this please!
* Each site has a fairly similar split of solo, girl/girl and girl/boy material; all of which works for me, although I'm more interested in the actual sex scenes here. X-Art goes a bit further with some group sex scenes and also some anal; neither of which really work for me.
* Joymii has the better site design (over-AJAXing it notwithstanding); I also like the fact that all updates are paired - one photo set and one video per scene. Many videos on X-Art don't have matching sets.
* Both sites could do with just a bit more of an element of tease. The clothes come off just a bit too quickly, and whereas I can understand they don't want to feature girls dolled up in tawdry lingerie, some more undressing wouldn't go amiss.
Overall, this is a great site; and although possibly one of the originals, it is good that other sites in the genre - as listed in Elephant's post on the forum - are keeping it on it's toes - some of the newer material there has very high production values to keep them in the running. I slightly preferred Joymii, but purely as a matter of personal taste; so I'll score this only slightly lower - but it loses another point or two for heavily biased regional pricing!
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Unbelievable hot models
- Great use of light in films, awesome and stunning
- Great download option and now in 1920 x 1080
- Awesome group scenes, very unique and fresh
- Photo quality is stunning 8 times out of 10
- Scenes now are just right length (they were too short)
- Nice clothes especially nice white panties seen often
- Great at hiding tattoos
- Some earlier films are very short
- Some earlier films have music all the way through
- Too many cum shots on the back, not my cup of tea
- Not many anal scenes
- Some scenes not 1920 x 1080
- Some girls only have photos which is frustrating for a video fan
- Search options could be better
Is it perfect, well no site is, did I enjoy it (or am I enjoying it as I've only been a member for a week), hell yeah this site has lots going for it and in a couple of years I think will be truly awesome, especially if they get to 5 or 7 updates a week. Currently though it's not bad with 3 updates a week.
I would of liked more anal scenes as shot in this beautiful style they look truly hot, but anyway I get not everyone likes anal scenes. cause the girls are so hot here seeing them is enough. I really loved their group sex scenes and would of loved more of them that's for sure, the one in the stretched limo with 4 girls and a guy was breathtaking and very unique.
Thing that sets this site apart from most sites is they can make the most beautiful movies, crystal clear closeups of faces, loads of angelic white light, coloured to perfection, don't ask me how they do it but it looks divine and really professionally done.
I liked and loved lots of the photos too, but some not so good, its hard to shoot people having sex on a camera though and you can't always capture the action in the shot without it looking like it was cut off. That said quite often here its simply perfection and you see a true classic photo that is oozing eroticity.
With some of the solo and lesbian work in photo here too, its damn right bloody mind blowing, some of the Franziska Facella ones are beyond dreamy, I've been a fan of hers for ages and she looks cute on other sites but here she is like a true angel and the makeup and light used on her is simply the best stuff my eyes have ever witnessed and I've seen some really good fashion photography which is a huge passion of mine.
Its a newish site so doesn't date back too far but I would say I totally recommend you take a visit here, it's really opened my eyes to how beautiful porn can actually be and it doesn't need to be women dressed up tarty and cheap, here the girls shine, they look stunning, they look to be having fun and it comes through in the movies.
If they do more group scenes and anal ones and get more facials too but all shot like this I'm going to be a fan for life. They are heading in a direction I would like to see porn, which comes away from its roots a bit and becomes all classy and sophisticated.
They lead the way to new horizons of porn I hope and its a case of getting more content and bringing back one of the girls with just photos and doing movies with them.
I can honestly say though with the calibre of models, never on any other site have I nearly clicked on every model, its unheard of with me to be honest, but there are so many gorgeous girls here it's unreal, where do they find them I don't know but many will have you falling for them.
I also loved the fact they try and hide tattoos, I really hope they try and keep tattoos away from this site as well as they can, a girl called Addison who looks absolutely stunning, just found she is called Mia Manarote and has one large one on her arm but in the awesome video of her I never noticed it, so much more beautiful without it in my opinion.
Over and out then but I did really enjoy this site.
I'm only rating it 92 because it is a smallish site but it's certainly heading in the right direction in my eyes.
Lastly I would also like to see tags more with say the category like threesome, anal. There is tabs on the video page Male-Female Couples, Group Sex, Lesbian and Single Girl but could do with more search options
I finally took the plunge and joined, very impressed
I was always impressed by xart looks and the models looked great, but had feared it maybe too soft for my tastes and not so into solo scenes.
But joined last night and have to say I'm really impressed, its softer hardcore that's for sure but makes a refreshing change and I find theres lots of models I like with either a lesbian or boy/girl scene and it's great to see not just solo stuff which I wouldn't of joined to be honest if that's all they did here, Its a really good site, I'll full review soon.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Billing by CCBill with no regional pricing
High resolution photos up to 4000px
Photos come in choice of 3 sizes with zip download in each size
Majority of videos are HD 1980 x 1080
Videos have up to 7 different download options and in browser flash streaming
Updates come several times a week
Content date stamped
No watermark on videos
Good scene descriptions
Ratings for models and scenes/photo sets
Zips and video downloads given file names which include model names and title of scene/set
Photo set cover included in the zips
A good mix of solo, lesbian and boy girl action (if thatís what youíre looking for, personally I would be happy with all solo so not really a pro for me)
File sizes of zips not listed
Video run times not stated
No search engine or tags
No separate category for photo updates
Not much ethnic diversity in the models.
Some models donít have much content
Some models have no solo sets.
Many small photo sets (only 20 to 40 pics)
Overall photo collection surprisingly small for a site that has been online nearly 5 years
A lot of the sets start with the model already nude or wearing very little so not much in the way of stripping or teasing
Following on from two excellent reviews of this site by rearadmiral and lk2fireone in the last week or so itís difficult to know what I can say about this site without repeating everything thatís already been said so Iíll just try and look at it from a different perspective as my main interest is solo softcore photography and I have little interest in the lesbian, boy/girl action or videos.
The earliest updates on X-Art are dated November 2007 and it looks as though it started out as a photo site for a couple of years with videos being gradually being introduced by the end of 2009. Today the site is more video focused and you can expect at least every other update to be a video. The site advertises ďupdates every Monday, Wednesday and FridayĒ but they seem to have stepped up the update rate recently and itís looking like about 5 updates a week in recent times.
After logging in the main navigation options you are provided with are ďupdatesĒ, ďvideosĒ, and ďmodelsĒ. Oddly they donít provide a separate category for those of us who only like to browse the photo collection. When selecting updates you will get all 500+ video and photo updates listed on one page so be prepared for a lot of scrolling. You can sort the updates by most recent, highest rated or title and you also have sub categories for solo, lesbian. boy/girl and group sex.
The model index is nicely presented listing all 140 models on one page with a nice sized 300 x 200 px preview picture along with her name, age and country of origin. You can sort the models by rating, date added, alphabetically or age. They donít provide any other search options if you wanted to search models by hair colour or breast size for example. The models are mostly 18 to early 20s here with a good mix of European and US girls but little ethnic variety. The stand out models for me here were Francesca and Caprice who both had a fair amount of updates each.
Clicking on a model will present you with all her available photo sets and videos so I decided the best way to find the solo photo sets I wanted would be to work my way through the model index alphabetically. 5 out of the first 6 models I checked didnít even have a solo photo set so I soon started to think I wasnít going to get a lot out of this site. Add in the fact that when I did find sets to download very often they only had 20 to 30+ photos in the set so it soon became apparent that this is not a high volume site for photo lovers on the scale of Met-Art, MPL Studios or Femjoy. In the end because some models didnít have any solo sets I just ended up downloading every solo and girl/girl set from the site which came to a grand total of just under 15,000 photos.
However what the site lacks in quantity of photos they certainly make up for in quality. These photo shoots are beautifully crafted and are as good as anything you would see at Met Art if not better in my opinion. The models are all naturally beautiful mostly without fake breasts or unsightly tattoos apart from the odd exception. I would guess there is some touching up going on in these photos because the modelís bodies always look absolutely flawless, moles and marks on the models skin that are visible in the videos have disappeared in the photos so if you like to see all the imperfections on the models then maybe this site would not be to your liking. I also love the photographerís style the way he creates the sets using a lot of white backgrounds, often the model will be presented on a bed covered in white sheets or against a backdrop of white curtains or on a white sofa and often the model will be bathed in a hazy sunlight as it penetrates a nearby window to give the whole thing a kind of dreamy look. Many of the shoots start out with the model already nude but on the occasions when the model does wear something often it is just some simple white lingerie to give the models this look of youthful innocence.
I wonít go in to any great detail on the video section in this review as itís not my area of expertise and was covered by the other recent reviews. Overall this is a high quality collection of photos and videos and my only real complaint as a photo lover was that it left me wanting more. With the siteís emphasis now shifting more towards videos and hardcore action only about 1 in every 6 updates hold any appeal for me so I canít see myself returning here any time soon. If your preference is for videos then you could probably add 10 points to my score.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
-No download limits that I found. The first day, I downloaded 12 high-definition photosets and videos with no problem. The TBP review states
there is a download limit, but I didn't find one.
-Outstanding quality in the photosets and videos.
-High percentage of lovely or attractive teen and early-twenty models.
-One month discounted price of $19.95 with PU discount.
-Zip files for the photosets.
-The models are presented attractively.
-Some truly outstanding, lovely girls.
-Can stream or download videos.
-Updates 3 times a week.
-A behind the scenes blog can be interesting.
-Good download speeds. I get 1.3 MB/sec, which is my max download speed.
-DownThemAll download manager works fine at this site.
-Model listing. Single page, with nice sized thumbnails to show each model, makes it easy to search through the models.
-There is a model bio. Gives name, country, age, a few personal facts.
-Good sound control. Apart from the unnecessary passages where they have a music background.
-The content is mainly exclusive, as far as I can tell. I did see one video that was also posted at beauty-angels, part of the Teen Mega World network: model Sasha D, video titled "Between the Sheets", is the same video posted at beauty-angels titled "Melika". The model is named Melika
at beauty-angels, and the video is also named "Melika". But the X-Art site offers more download formats than the beauty-angels site, as well as
offering higher definition versions of the video. Teen Mega World gives nice choices for video definitions, but X-Art gives high-end video definitions.
-Long time before site timeout.
-The cons are basically minor. This is an outstanding site for erotic teens.
-If you want gonzo or rough sex, look elsewhere.
-The soundtrack could be better. They play a music background on the introduction of the videos, and it would be better to have no music.
-Also, in the introduction of some videos, they try to add artistic touches. So instead of giving you a crystal sharp video image, the image goes in and out of focus, which is annoying. I want to see the girl clearly, not a bunch of out-of-focus images.
-Sometimes, you're in the member's area, you click on a hot link to see a video or photoset, and you are transferred to the preview section for non-members; so you have to log back in to the member's area, and try again to download the video or photoset.
-There are a few errors in labelling their hot links. For example, the site offers 3 hot links to download the photoset of Izabella Carr titled
"Red Velvet Goddess". You are supposed to have 3 choices of 1200 p, 2000 p, and 4000 p. But the 2000 p and 4000 p links both download photos of
2000 p. There is no 4000 p photoset.
Runtime for video: 12 minutes 24 seconds
1920x1080 HD (783 MB) bitrate 8658 kbps
1280x720 HD (466 MB) bitrate 5144 kbps
960x540 SD (285 MB) bitrate 3136 kbps
1920x1080 HD (755 MB)
1280x720 SD (447 MB)
960x540 SD (272 MB)
640x480 SD (65 MB)
Images in this photoset: 84
1200 pixels (16 MB)
2000 pixels (29 MB)
4000 pixels (88 MB)
Number of models: 100+
Number of videos: 180+
Number of photosets: 400+
Theme is erotic softcore and hardcore. Site started out years ago as a softcore photo site of beautiful young models, girls in their teens and
early twenties. The photosets were small, but nicely photographed. No videos, photos only, girls only, no actual sex.
Then, a few years ago, they started adding sex in their photosets. And started adding videos. They now offer high quality photosets and videos of solo female masturbation, girl-girl lesbian sex, boy-girl sex. The sex is sensual or erotic, not gonzo.
The site is well designed, making it easy to navigate.
You don't get the massive quantity of a mega site/network like Nubiles or Teen Mega World, but if you like the sensual, erotic approach, this site is well worth visiting.
Videos can be streaming or downloaded.
Download options include: wmv, mov, and mp4 format.
Download resolutions may include: 960x540, 1280x720, and 1920x1080.
But on a 15 inch laptop monitor, even the lower definition 540p videos look good.
The videos are short, mostly from 6 to 12 minutes. A few videos can hit 18
minutes. The quality is so high, you wish they were longer. You get good professional camera work, good lighting, good colors. The newer videos are being offered in 1080 HD, with bitrates of 8500 kbps or higher.
The photosets are high quality, as well. The number of photos per set varies widely, from 1 to 70 or more. The girls are so gorgeous, you wish there were more photos in each set, especially the sets from 5 years ago or more, because the early photosets had 30 photos or less, of lovely young models.
The girls are young (18 to 21), Caucasian, slender. Very little variety in the models. But they range from attractive, to fucking beautiful.
-The "Behind the Scenes" section gives a glimpse of how the photosets and videos are shot, also gives a little bit of the personality of some models.
The site advertises itself as "Premium Quality HD Erotic Videos and Photography." I think that's an accurate description.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Unique site
- Beautiful models from around the world
- Videos and photos
- Videos available in multiple formats and resolutions
- Photos available in zips and in multiple resolutions
- HD available in most scenes (as high as 1080)
- Great mix of solo, girl/girl and boy/girl hardcore
- Currently 139 models
- Supports download managers (with no obvious time-outs)
- Site updates regularly
- Might appeal to couples
- Bills through CC Bill
- No search function or tags (please see comment on that below)
- BTS videos canít be downloaded
X-Art isnít a site that Iíd normally join because I prefer porn that has a harder edge to it, so I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this site as much as I did. The site has that elusive combination of stunning models, excellent technical elements and a user-friendly website. Many sites get two of those components right but few have them all. Iím convinced that the sites that do get everything right do so because of site owners / webmasters who actually care about the material theyíre producing and putting on their site.
The site currently has 139 models. Most of those models have both videos and photos but there are a few who only do photos. Many donít have a lot of material available but there are a few who have lots of material so it balances out.
There isnít a lot of variety in the models; theyíre all Caucasian (with one or two Asians), young (18-25) and thin (but not skinny). This isnít a problem if, like me, you happen to like the type of models that the site selects, but if you prefer fuller-figured women or different races youíll not be as happy with the site. There is a mix of nationalities too.
The models are naturally beautiful, not the airbrushed, heavily made-up models that many other sites feature. Unique features like freckles are allowed to shine through, giving even more appeal.
The site has many things going for it, but one thing that really sets them apart is the chemistry between the models in the lesbian and b/g hardcore scenes. The chemistry is obvious because it exists, and also because it doesnít exist in most other sites. In most other sites the overriding feeling that the viewer gets is that here are two people being paid to have sex. Obviously the models here are also being paid, but they seem to be into the sex too. This is an assumption, but Iíll give credit to the models themselves and to the site staff who obviously play a role in creating and then capturing that chemistry. The chemistry in the scenes likely makes this a couples-friendly site.
The site offers lots of choice on how you can download or view the material. Videos can be streamed and downloaded. All videos have multiple options for downloads, though those vary depending on when the video was uploaded. The scenes are always available in WMV and Quicktime formats with lower resolutions for mobile devices being added more recently. WMVs and Quicktime videos are available in 960x540 and 1280x720 (5,000+ kbps) and in newer videos theyíre also available in 1920x1080 (8500+ kbps). I download the WMVs and theyíre in codec 7 and 30 fps. The videos are relatively short with the average being 10 to 12 minutes. A previous comment noted that these are too short, but I donít agree with that. The videos have a natural feel to them which lends itself to the shorter format. Subjectively, the videos look great.
The photos are also available in different resolutions Ė 1200, 2000 and 4000 pixels. Theyíre available as zips. The number of photos per set varies from a low of 30+ to a high of 120+ but the average set has about 80 photos in it.
The site updates daily on weekdays with either a video or photo set being added.
The site allows download managers (I use Free Download Manager) and there are no obvious timeouts.
An interesting feature is the use of original music in many of the scenes. Normally music isnít something that Iíd notice, but the choices here really do add to the feel of the scenes.
There isnít really anything to complain about, but I do have a couple of minor issues. I like behind-the-scenes clips Ė especially on sites like this where it gives a chance to see more of the modelís personality. While BTS material is available here, and even has its own tab, I canít figure out how to download the clips. It appears that the only option is to stream them. Iím assuming that the site made a conscious decision to do this, but I wish theyíd make them available for download.
There isnít a search function available, nor are there tags. The videos can be sorted, however, depending on theme (solo, g/g, b/g). Normally Iíd criticize a site for such a glaring omission, but in this case Iím not. The reason for that is that the site seems to be focused solely on the models. I realize Iím making yet another assumption here, but it is possible that the site made a decision to not offer a search function or tags as a means of keeping the models more real. Thatís how it feels anyway Ė I appreciate stumbling on an incredible hardcore scene with a beautiful model and that makes me appreciate it more than if I could select ďshaved pussy,Ē ďhardcoreĒ and ďanal.Ē Or maybe Iím just over-thinking this.
The bottom line for me is that Iíd highly recommend a membership at X-art. If you like the type of model featured on the site it has a lot of varied material available for a great price. Not only would I recommend the site, but itís on my list of sites to join again.
Site asks for username and password, and says the link may not be secure.
Sometimes, you're already in the members area, but you click a link to download a photoset or video, and you have to give your user name and password again. But what's worse, you see on the form where you enter the information, the notice: "The server uses Basic authentication, which means that the method used to send your user name and password to the server may not be secure."
So I log out, log in again, go to the model page, hit the link to download the video again, and I still get the popup asking for my user name and password, which the message that the method may not be secure.
As far as I know, I've never been a member of a paysite that asks me for my user name and password, at the same time telling me that I am using a link that may not be secure.
I've been blocked in the past, because a paysite said either my username or password had been hacked.
So I don't want to get blocked again, by using a non-secure link to send this information, that is supposed to be confidential.
But I still want to download content, and this is frustrating.
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